amazon-100 has a list of the “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” that’s been compiled by Amazon’s editors. I saw this on Marie’s blog and also wanted to see how many of the amazon recommended books I have read.  (Thanks Marie, it was fun.)  I hit 44.  Considering I am 62 years old, I was expecting a higher number.  But I only read books that I am interested in, so I guess I will not be hitting 100.  You don’t have to be directly tagged.  Just copy and paste my list to your post and fill in your answers.

The Rules:

  1. Include the link to Amazon’s List
  2. Tag the creator of the meme (Perfectly Tolerable)

The List:

Title Author Read?
1984 George Orwell 1.        Yes
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers  
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah
The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle
Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro 2.        Yes
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
All the President’s Men Bob Woodward 3.        Yes
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt 4.        Yes
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume  
Bel Canto Ann Patchett  
Beloved Toni Morrison 5.        Yes
Born to Run Christopher McDougall  
Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat
Catch-22 Joseph Heller 6.        Yes
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Charlotte’s Web E. B White
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese 7.        Yes
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney  
Dune Frank Herbert  
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 8.        Yes
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn 9.        Yes
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow 10.     Yes
Great Expectations Charles Dickens 11.     Yes
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling
In Cold Blood Truman Capote 12.     Yes
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison  
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware
Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain 13.     Yes
Life After Life Kate Atkinson 14.     Yes
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov 15.     Yes
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez 16.     Yes
Love Medicine Louise Erdrich
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl
Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris 17.     Yes
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides 18.     Yes
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Michael Lewis
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham 19.     Yes
On the Road Jack Kerouac 20.     Yes
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen 21.     Yes
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Marjane Satrapi
Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth 22.     Yes
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 23.     Yes
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut 24.     Yes
Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon  
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X 25.     Yes
The Book Thief Markus Zusak 26.     Yes
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz 27.     Yes
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger 28.     Yes
The Color of Water James McBride 29.     Yes
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen 30.     Yes
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
The Giver Lois Lowry
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 31.     Yes
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood 32.     Yes
The House at Pooh Corner A. A. Milne  
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 33.     Yes
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot 34.     Yes
The Liars’ Club Mary Karr
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks 35.     Yes
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan  
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver 36.     Yes
The Power Broker Robert A. Caro
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe 37.     Yes
The Road Cormac McCarthy  
The Secret History Donna Tartt
The Shining Stephen King 38.     Yes
The Stranger Albert Camus  
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway 39.     Yes
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame  
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
The World According to Garp John Irving 40.     Yes
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion 41.     Yes
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 42.     Yes
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand 43.     Yes
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann 44.     Yes
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein  
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak



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